Expo 2020 selects Emaar Hospitality Group as official partner

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(Dubai) - Millions of visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai, including global leaders, will enjoy world class hospitality after organisers unveiled Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of global developer Emaar Properties,…

UAE-Turkmenistan Consular Consultations Committee holds 1st meeting

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and Turkmenistan held, in Abu Dhabi, the first edition of their joint "Consular Consultations Committee," chaired by Rashid Al Dhaheri, Director of the Citizens Affairs Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

662,051 pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

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(Jeddah) - A total of 662,051 foreign pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia till now, a six percent increase of 39,714 Hajj from the corresponding period last year, according to the Saudi General Directorate of Passports. Of this number,…

DLD supports UAE-China strategic alliance

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(Dubai) - The Dubai Land Department, DLD, has played an important role in strengthening the alliance between the UAE and China over the past decades by working with its partners to further attract Chinese investors, and to identify the investment…

UAE, Cook Islands sign joint statement to establish diplomatic relations

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(Wellington) - The UAE and Cook Islands recently signed a joint statement on the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. The statement was signed by Saleh Ahmed Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to New Zealand, and…

Apple becomes 1st private company worth $1 trillion

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(New York) - Apple became the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value following its latest surge after reporting strong quarterly earnings. Shares of Apple briefly hit $207.05 in late-morning trading, before retreating…

UN holds consultations on Syria in Russia

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(Geneva) - The United Nations chaired informal consultations with senior representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey, during the Astana-format meeting in Sochi, Russian Federation. In a statement issued in Geneva by the office of the UN Special…

Chile enacts historic ban on plastic bags

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(Santiago) - Chile made history when it became the first country in Latin America to ban the commercial use of plastic bags. "I want to share with you the joy that as of today we´re enacting the law," said President Sebastian Pinera at a…

Vietnamese PM confirms importance of ties with UAE

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(Hanoi) - Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam, has stated that the bilateral ties between the UAE and Vietnam are pivotal and are on the level of a strategic partnership. He also expressed the desire of Vietnam to advance and develop…

Kuwait grants women full political rights

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(Kuwait) - After a decades-long strife by women's rights campaigners for full suffrage, Kuwait has granted women their full political and constitutional rights, making way for them to vote, run for elections and assume leadership positions. Women…

Mayor of Rabat welcomes investors and tourists in Morocco

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(Rabat) - Mayor of Rabat Mohammed Sidiki while speaking to International Diplomat Magazine has said that Rabat a two thousand years old city with rich history and culture that has always welcomed people for holidays , living or doing business…

World Bank, Afghanistan sign grant agreements

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(Kabul) - World Bank and Afghanistan signed a new package of grant agreements in support of reforms valued at $350 million. The reforms are designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness in government operations for better revenue mobilization…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Chairman and CEO for Raytheon Company

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bahr Palace, Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for…

UN chief calls for increased protection for human trafficking victims

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(New York) - The UN Secretary-General has called on governments to step up efforts to protect children, women and men - especially migrants - who fall prey to traffickers across the world. In a statement marking World Day Against Trafficking…